Saratoga >Sent Sovi
One of our favorite dining spots. I you are looking for a culinary experience, this is an adorable hideaway in Saratoga. Hostess & Chef Husband & Wife are genuine and passionate about Sent Sovi. When I look to treat myself, I know each meal will be one-of-a-kind experience.
They also host winemaker dinners, in and quaint little private room. It is a great way to share with friends or make new ones.
I highly recommend this bistro for a delicious experience, and warm service.
Great ambiance, world-class food!.
We went here on our first anniversary and it was very memorable. I called in advance about some dietary restrictions which Chef Josiah Slone was easily able to accommodate. Not only that, but he personally came out before our dessert course to confirm a certain ingredient was OK to use. Thats amazing service.
We both had the vegetarian tasting menu and were very impressed. The parsnip soup was bold and flavorful, but not overpowering. There was a mushroom course (I think a Mushroom Ragout) that blew me away. Also, the cactus sorbet as a palette cleanser was a nice touch. Our waiter Javier is clearly a professional in classical dining, and led us through the evening gracefully.
We'll definitely be coming back!
go to a real resturant not a gallery. I will never go back, I was very clear to the chef/owner that this was my 5year anniversary and I wanted bottle of champagne opened at our table as soon as we arrived. But needless to say not only did he stick us in a corner that was very uncomfortable and odd but he did not even bother to provide the champagne or come out and meet us. The food was so poor and tasteless, our starter was the lobster salad which smelled like it was a few days old I almost gagged and the 48hr short rib that our waiter boasted about being fork tender was even difficult to cut with a knife and tasteless. Also there are lots of paintings on the wall for sale, I wasn?t sure if the owner thinks he or she is running a gallery because it?s sure he?s not running a restaurant. there are many better places to go in san jose.. now i know why the chefs leave so quickly and opent here own restaurnts. also if you like sitting on a hard chair for two ours feel free to make your reservation..
worst experience ever. Came here for V-day 2007. It was the worst high end restaurant experience I ever had. The food was good but over priced. The waiter was excellent, BUT the management was terrible. Owner (short Asian lady) was probably too greedy and over booked. It felt like i was in "In & Out Burger" during busy lunch hour. We made reservation at 8 but was not seated till 9. There were at least 10-16 people standing around the entrance waiting to be seated. One couple that was already seated actually walked out since it was so loud and nosy. I would not return here again.
Highly highly overrated..
Just came back from the restaurant. Had high expectation for Valentine day, but huge dissapointment. I have to say the food was below average of what I am use to. The price was way above what I am use to. Don't go there for valentine day, you may wait for an hour even if you have reservation and plus the food was poor.
However if you are not into good food, it does have a nice atmosphere.
Upscale California-French cuisine is artfully presented in a quaint cottage setting in Saratoga Village..
Perfect for both anniversaries and intimate birthday celebrations, Sent Sovi is one of the preferred restaurants in the South Bay for romantic dining. With high ceilings, hardwood floors, antique furnishings and brass wall paneling, the friendly restaurant attracts a somewhat older crowd with its charming French-country atmosphere. The menu changes based on both the seasonal availability of ingredients and the whim of the kitchen.
Awesome French-Californian Cuisine.
I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary dinner. I'd never been to Saratoga Village before--it was charming if not a little too quiet for a Sunday evening. Either way, there was a lot of street parking and the restaurant was fairly easy to find. We were given excellent directions. Once inside, we were surprised to see only one other couple eating dinner in their moderately-sized dining area. When we were there, I noticed the lovely paintings by Karen Honaker. I particularly liked the work entitled Pinnacle Picnic, which was framed above our table. Their tableware was unique and elegant. We had the house champagne, which was cold and crisp. We started off with a dabble of creamy goat cheese on a lettuce leaf with a touch of citrus and chives. It was tart, of course, and went well with the champagne. Then we each had a bowl of roasted parsnip soup with arbequina oil and roasted almonds. The soup was thick and rich, and was absolutely wonderful! My entree was the chef's special of Huachinango (a type of red snapper that's in season in the Gulf of Mexico at the moment) with Coke Farms braised greens and crispy garlic chips in a
fennel celery broth. It was delectible! My girlfriend had the Port Salut Yukon hanger steak which she asked to be cooked medium as opposed to medium-rare as is custom; and it still turned out amazingly tender and flavorful. For dessert we split the warm flourless chocolate cake (which had more of a brownie taste and consistency) with vanilla creme Anglaise and super vanilla gelato, along with Happy Anniversary written in hardened chocolate syrup on our plate. Our server was attentive and friendly. I would highly suggest coming here for a special occasion but if you don't want to break the bank, skip out on the wine and you could easily get out of here for under $100 for two people. As it stands, we spent about $175 for two people with everything and were highly satisfied. I firmly believe that good food is always worth it.
delicious french food. The food is amazing. Every part of the meal was wonderful: the soup (roasted parsnip soup with arbequina oil and roasted almond chips), the appetizer (citrus goat cheese), the entree (marinated hanger steak); even dessert (chocolate cake) was wonderful too. It is a bit pricey, but it is well worth it; definately a place to go for a special occasion. The dining atmosphere is wonderful as well: very romantic. I went on a Sunday evening so my boyfriend and I basically had the restaurant to ourselves. The food came out fast and the service was wonderful. Highly recommended!
Reason to Visit the South Bay. Between Saratoga and Los Gatos, there are several great restaurants, Sent Sovi is one of them. Romantic, great food, jut a great allover dining experience.
Great food and superb service.. My husband and I went to Sent Sovi for a special occasion and were very impressed by the outstanding service and lovely atmosphere. The food was delicious and the staff was extremelly knowledgeable and helpful providing a unique dining experience. We've been to many french restaurants and very expensive ones before, but we've never felt so special as we did at Sent Sovi. We highly recommend it!
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